Busy Potholes Reservoir water access area to close temporarily for safety and site improvements

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Staci Lehman, Communications 509-710-4511
Josh Harmon, Water access manager, 509-750-3111

SPOKANE – The popular Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)-managed Glen Williams Access Area on the Potholes Reservoir in Grant County will close for construction from Aug. 15 until Dec.15, 2022.

People from all over the state come to Glen Williams to launch boats and take advantage of great fishing and water recreation opportunities. The ramp is in poor condition and improvements are necessary to keep it safe and usable for the public. Work on this project will include installing a new boat ramp and ADA loading area and paving and striping the ADA and launch area. This work is happening now to take advantage of low water levels. New toilets and a board float will be installed at a later time when materials become available.

“A little inconvenience now will mean a much more user-friendly and safe access area in the future,” said WDFW water access manager Josh Harmon. “The ramp is in poor shape so I think most folks will understand and appreciate the end result.”

Funding for this project was obtained through Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office grants applied for by regional staff.

For those who use the Potholes Reservoir, there are alternative launch areas nearby including at MarDon Resort, Potholes State Park and at the nearby WDFW-managed Blythe water access area. MarDon and the State Park launch are accessible at low water.

WDFW manages more than a million acres of land and hundreds of water access areas throughout the state. By actively managing lands, restoring habitats, and preserving wild places, the Department serves as stewards for Washington’s natural places, protecting the state’s land and water for its human and wildlife populations.

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov).

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requests-accommodation.